In the western province of Dzhinjang, miners were shocked when they dug out a man alive.
This part of the mine was abandoned after the earthquake buried alive many men and almost all of them were feared dead. Now 17 years Cheung Wai, a 59 year old man was unearthed and was found to be in pretty bad shape. Now he has been taken to the hospital for evaluating his mental and physical health.
Cheung remained trapped with 118 dead bodies of his fellow miners, when an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook the region and caused cracking of the wooden structures that held the tunnel. Even though Cheung was saved because there was a ventilation hole that somehow remained connected with the surface, allowing him to breathe clean air.